The first release of the web-based Organization system in Star Citizen is now live here.
You can access the Organization Hub in the community. From there, you can create your own organization or join an existing group for the game.
How to Register an Organization
In the menu Click on the CREATE button to start a new Organization. You will be prompted for registration information, including an Organization name and a permanent ten-character Spectrum ID (“SID”).
The SID will appear in your Organization’s web URL and elsewhere, so choose carefully. With the first release, every user may create or join one Organization.
This will be expanded in future updates to the system. Note that you must have a Star Citizen game package on your account to take part in the Organization system.
Once you have created an Organization, you can begin recruiting members and customizing your Organization web page with your own text and graphics. The sky is the limit.
Select the “Admin” area for a wide range of options, from setting your group’s public visibility to deciding the roles and rank titles for group members. The system is extremely customizable and works like any other guild or corporation in the gaming world.
Organizations with pages listed as public will appear in the Organization Hub’s main page.
The page includes a list of the newest organizations, the most active groups and comprehensive search and listing options for those seeking an openly-recruiting group. Group activity is measured by a combination of individual user activity and group size.
The Organization launch will also include the launch of new XMPP-based live chat system. Designed from the ground up to replace the existing Chatroll, the new Live Chat adds scalability and greatly improved customization.
In addition to the shared general chat, users will now connect to rooms for their organizations and other roles (Subscribers, for instance, will have their own chat room.)
Best of all, you will be able to connect to the Live Chat using any XMPP-supporting client. You can access the live chat on the go, and this cross-platform functionality will transition directly into the game itself.
Rules for the Organization
Organization pages cannot include inflammatory, offensive or copyrighted material. If you find an Organization page violating these rules, you can use the ‘flag’ button at the bottom of the site to report it.
Organizations are expected to moderate their own internal communications; if a member is causing problems, remove him from the group.
Do not attempt to ‘steal’ an existing Organization’s information. The archived organizations forum of the RSI website will be used to settle any disputes about who started what group first.
This is only the beginning for the Organization systems.
Cloud Imperium will remain dedicated to creating an environment for Star Citizen’s squadrons, clans and guilds to flourish, and we have extensive long-range plans for enhancing organizations as we build towards their presence in the persistent universe.
Multiple organization membership, visual organization charts and fleet views are among the features we are working on adding now.
The goal of the Organization system, like the Hangar and Dogfighting modules, is to allow the Star Citizen community to get a foot in the door and start experiencing (and expanding) the Star Citizen ‘verse as soon as possible.